100 Postcards of Our Past from English Heritage: 100 Postcards in a Box

by English Heritage | Arts & Photography |
ISBN: 0711234930 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPoodlesisterwing of Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on 9/2/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPoodlesisterwing from Walthamstow, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, September 02, 2017
Bought in the shop in the bottom of Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner. My intention is to send these postcards to Bookcrossers so they will be journalled.

Released 3 yrs ago (9/5/2017 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom


These will be going to Bookcrossers!

Journal Entry 3 by pumpkinpussycat at St. Mary's, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Thanks for the great postcard--it will make a wonderful addition to my collection.

Journal Entry 4 by MargaridaPires at Pias (Serpa), Beja Portugal on Sunday, October 08, 2017
Thank you for the amazing postcard :)

Journal Entry 5 by CathrineB at Hønefoss, Buskerud fylke Norway on Monday, October 09, 2017
Thank you so much for the postcard with a view of St. John's church!

Journal Entry 6 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Thank you for the postcard of the organ at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, I will keep it for a while to enjoy and then pass it on.

Journal Entry 7 by wingTrojanhorsewing at Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 16, 2017
Thank you for the English Heritage postcard of the Pottery kiln at Stoke-on-Trent. What a lovely idea!

Journal Entry 8 by lauraloo29 at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
What an interesting idea! Love my London Bridge postcard.

Journal Entry 9 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Saturday, October 21, 2017
Thank you so much for the postcard :) A great idea.
Mine is of W Bailey Ltd, outside of Covent Garden Market's Floral Hall.

Journal Entry 10 by wingLittleWhiteBirdwing at Pasadena, California USA on Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thanks for the postcard, Poodlesister! Mine has a kid putting a little sailboat in a pond.

Journal Entry 11 by wingelstapladorwing at Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 28, 2017
Thank you for the postcard - what a great idea! Mine shows Host Street in Bristol.

Journal Entry 12 by wingmotherof11wing at Dalfsen, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Thank you for the lovely postcard! "Laundry day in London" (in the sixties)!

Journal Entry 13 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, November 02, 2017
This is such a good idea! I am glad to be a part of it. I received a nice black and white photo postcard of a tabby cat chilling on top of a Picture Post street display board.

Journal Entry 14 by Andrea99 at Brighton & Hove, East Sussex United Kingdom on Saturday, November 04, 2017
I got one too!!! It's "Exploring the Shoreline of Bowisand Bay" 1955 by John Gay, English Heritage Archive
Thank you!!

Journal Entry 15 by wingbookwormesswing at Kotka, Kymenlaakso / Kymmenedalen Finland on Sunday, November 05, 2017
Thank you so much for the postcard! I got Hampstead High Street by night in 1960-1965. I just love that scenery.

Journal Entry 16 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Oh thank you, I love the idea and the postcard- wonderful view from London in 1923!

Journal Entry 17 by wingPalwashawing at -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Hamburg Germany on Thursday, November 16, 2017
Thank you for the Postcard with the view of the National Liberal Club 1887 - 1900.

I love your idea to send out all these postcards. I'm considering whether I can do something like that with the beautiful old pictures of my ancestors.

Journal Entry 18 by dotdot at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, November 30, 2017
Thank you for a lovely Holiday Gift Giving present :)

Journal Entry 19 by dotdot at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Thank you for Tower Bridge, Lauraloo29!

Journal Entry 20 by wingYthanwing at Ellon, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, December 07, 2017
This is my first time receiving postcards with a BCID on them.

I received:

* Romano's Restaurant on The Strand, 1885.
* Streatham Hill Pumping Station, 1895.

Thanks for the other goodies in my HGG parcel.

Journal Entry 21 by wingoraetlaborawing at Netzschkau, Sachsen Germany on Friday, December 08, 2017
Thank you for the HGG-present - and for the nice postcard of "Walking the cobbles of Gold Hill (Shaftesbury), 1950s, John Gay, English Heritage Archive".
Wish you a happy Christmas time!

Journal Entry 22 by CatharinaL at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Saturday, December 09, 2017
Thank you so much! I had a joyful Grand HGG Opening Day yesterday. My beautiful postcard features St. Paul's Cathedral.

Journal Entry 23 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Thank you Poodlesister for another card in the series. They're great :)
This one is of the gantries of Butler's Wharf, 1910

Journal Entry 24 by bookstogive at Springville, Tennessee USA on Friday, December 15, 2017
Thank you for the postcard from the English Heritage series I will keep it for a while to enjoy and then pass it on.

Journal Entry 25 by wingArvoreswing at Porto Santo (ilha), Madeira Portugal on Saturday, December 16, 2017
I've got one, too :-)
It's called "Ploughing with a Fordson Major", John Gay. Nice view, by the way.
Oh my, this postcard has brought a funny, confusing story with it. My mistake :-)
Thanks Poodlesister!

Journal Entry 26 by bossmare at Casper, Wyoming USA on Saturday, December 23, 2017
Beautiful postcard. Thank you poodlesister! I don't know whether to keep it or send it to a friend. Mine is Cobbold & Co dray and horses, 1950.

Journal Entry 27 by jalna at Wrexham, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, December 25, 2017
An extra little surprise in my Not So Secret Father Christmas package, for which much thanks, Poodlesister. This photo of "a Boxer dog looking down from an upper floor window in Islington" is very appropriate for me because I love Boxers - used to own a white one.

Journal Entry 28 by wingkirjakkowing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, December 25, 2017
Thank you for your HGG-envelope with stickers, labels and all sorts of cards in it - this dog was the only one with a BCID-number. It says Springer Spaniel on the back side - good, because I would not have thought it to be a springer, more like a German pointer. Well, you can only see half the head...

Pic: Here are some horses coming from Hyde Park to Green Park, on their way to Buckingham Palace.

Journal Entry 29 by wingAndrea-Berlinwing at Steglitz, Berlin Germany on Saturday, December 30, 2017
Dear Poodlesister!

Thank you very much for your nice letter, the beautiful labels - Mostly I like the one with the Little Free Library E17, the wonderful stamp on the letter with Woodchurch Windmill in Kent and the postcard with a photo of "Fruit and vegetable market at Covent Garden in 1870, English Heritage Archive". It was a really nice idea. I wish you all the best for the New Year!


Journal Entry 30 by wingsedna5213wing at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Monday, January 08, 2018
Thank you very much for this beautiful postcard depicting delivery drivers at Smithfield Market in 1915!


After sitting on my shelf for a while, the postcard gets to travel a bit more.

Journal Entry 31 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, January 13, 2018
Thank you for this postcard of Clink Wharf Ltd at St Mary Overy's Dock, 1950s.
I love looking at these old cards, how our world has changed!
I will keep this for a while and then pass on.

Journal Entry 32 by Blue_berry at Croydon, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Thank you for the lovely postcard of the King George V Dock and the bookcrossing labels!

Journal Entry 33 by wingbethiebwing at Hopkinsville, Kentucky USA on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
I received a card of bicycles at Queen's College in Oxford in1903 in my birthday gift from Poodlesister. Cool idea and especially appropriate since the "b" after "bethie" stands for biker! I'll pass it on after I've admired it for a while.

Journal Entry 34 by Nataliec7 at West Molesey, Surrey United Kingdom on Sunday, February 04, 2018
Thank you! I received the postcard with a gardener sweeping the pathway at St.Edmunds Abbey Gardens.

Journal Entry 35 by wingmillycatwing at Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 15, 2018
This arrived today in a lovely wishlist tag parcel, thankyou! Its a John Gay picture of a small boy looking down on boats in Portscatho Harbour

Journal Entry 36 by rainbow3 at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, March 18, 2018
Mmmm… two post-cards with BCID’s on them!

* Romano's Restaurant on The Strand, 1885.
* Streatham Hill Pumping Station, 1895.

I picked these up during a Festive meeting with BookCrosser Ythan in Aberdeen, thanks Ythan! I have just realised that I did not make any journal entries at the time not having access to the internet at the time. Subsequently I forgot them and the issue of making ‘caught’ journal entries was left unattended. Apologies all!

The postcard of Streatham Hill Pumping Station has been passed onto another bookcrosser while I have for the moment held onto the postcard with Romano's Restaurant on The Strand, 1885. There’s a reason I held onto this one more of which anon…

Journal Entry 37 by wingT_richardson_xwing at Abercynon, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, March 26, 2018
I received a postcard from bethieb featuring bycicles along the south arcade at Queen's College in Oxford, 1903 with my birthday parcel!

Journal Entry 38 by wingFroschilewing at Kempten (Allgäu), Bayern Germany on Sunday, April 01, 2018
Thank you for the card showing Euston Arch which was demolished in 1961. It arrived with a great easter package full of wonderful presents - thanks a lot!!!

Journal Entry 39 by wingsakirmowing at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Aha, so this is it! I was wondering what the BCIDs behind postcards mean... My card arrived as part of 'You've got mail' sweepstakes and has a picture of Battersea Power station illuminated. Nice!

And I also got another one from CathrineB, with a view from St John's church.

Journal Entry 40 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Sedna5213 sent me this one. It shows delivery drivers at Smithfield Markets in 1915. A great postcard!

Journal Entry 41 by wingLittleWhiteBirdwing at Pasadena, California USA on Friday, April 20, 2018
I got a view from the Old Mill at Harnham towards Salisbury Cathedral for my birthday. Beautiful!

Journal Entry 42 by barbieq233 at Candler, North Carolina USA on Monday, April 23, 2018
Thank you so much for the postcard. It is a view of barges at the Dunbar Wharf. Very interesting.

Journal Entry 43 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Friday, April 27, 2018
I received this one of St. John's Church from Sakirmo. The postcard accompanied Chronicle of a Death Foretold. While the story is not set in England, I think the mood of the postcard fits the book quite well.

Journal Entry 44 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Thank you soo much, Poodlesister, "Through the window of Claire's Cake Shop" has arrived in time for my birthday. I really like this one, and I will most probably keep it. :)

Journal Entry 45 by Nataliec7 at Penarth, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, May 27, 2018
I've received 'A thatcher and tools, Thank you!

Journal Entry 46 by wingBookgirrlwing at Acton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, June 24, 2018
'Love this postcard of the "rag and bone" wagon. In Toronto, as recently as the late 1950's, there were men who would come around (mostly in working class areas) with a wagon, and they were known as Sheeny Men. To me, this sounds Irish, but I've also read it was a derogatory term for a Jewish ragman. The Sheeny Man would come around and buy old newspapers, old clothes, scrap metal, appliances, etc.

Journal Entry 47 by Pamina_81 at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Wednesday, August 22, 2018
I got one card (Springer spaniel looking out) as a part of my birthday gift few days ago and to be honest, I really don't have any kind of idea what I should to do with this. Do I have to keep it by myself or give away or what? (The card was empty except the BCID.) I don't understand the point, sorry.

Journal Entry 48 by wingbluezwuzlwing at Altdorf (Niederbayern), Bayern Germany on Friday, August 31, 2018
Thanks for this interesting post-card! I'd rather had connected tulip-picking with the Netherlands than with the U.K. Shows how we should always keep an open mind... ;-)
Since the picture is from 1951 - I wonder, whether those tulip-fields still exist ...

Journal Entry 49 by wingbluezwuzlwing at Altdorf (Niederbayern), Bayern Germany on Saturday, September 15, 2018
After receiving the tulip-postcard I went through postcards I got before, as I seemed to remember one with a BCID. I thought it had to do with a book I received (not checking the exact numbers), so
thanks to poodlesister for a very atmospheric view of Hampstead High Street by night, in the early sixties!

Journal Entry 50 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, October 22, 2018
Wow, a postcard of The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich Park.

When I was a little kiwi and went out to explore the world, the first place I landed in was a friend's apartment in Greenwich. As a kiwi with very little money I spent a lot of time in this park, having picnics and enjoying concerts and walks. I've also toured the college.

Thank you reminding me of those fun times.

It´s a picture of a boy, looking over the stable door. Next to him his collie.

Journal Entry 52 by carelaisa at Québec, Québec Canada on Sunday, November 11, 2018
Got the postcard lat month, as part of OPPEM'sBirthday RABCK, but only got around today to registered it.

Thank you for sending it, I will keep it - it's such a beautiful postcard :)
What I got is Bridge House in Ambleside.

Journal Entry 53 by wingBookgirrlwing at Acton, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Well, this postcard is off to Prince George, BC as a little extra in a copy of Nick Hornby's "High Fidelity". I signed up for the Music Sweepstakes (posted several weeks ago in the Forums) where one has to send a book with a musical theme, or title. This is a terrific book, (the movie was very good too, altho' I kind of wanted to see it set in England with UK actors, vs. the USA). High Fidelity is set in London, UK and the postcard has a London scene, so it's a good "stowaway".

Journal Entry 54 by wingKarenBCwing at Prince George, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, January 05, 2019
I've never seen a BCID on a postcard before - so this was a new experience!
I received it from Bookgirrl as part of the Music Sweeps III contest.
Love the picture on the postcard - a horse pulling a wooden wheeled wagon, with rubber tires ON the wagon. Old cars in the background.

Journal Entry 55 by wingdark-dracowing at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 10, 2019
Received as part of a lovely birthday package - mine shows a shepherd shearing a sheep.

Journal Entry 56 by pumpkinpussycat at St. Mary's, Ontario Canada on Thursday, April 18, 2019
Thank you for this postcard.

Journal Entry 57 by wingjo_an_awing at Wimbledon, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, April 25, 2019
You must have given this to me ages ago, but I only realised today that it has got a BCID number! This is a nice idea.

My card has a picture of the Battersea Power Station.

Thank you, and hopefully see you soon!

Journal Entry 58 by pumpkinpussycat at St. Mary's, Ontario Canada on Saturday, May 18, 2019
Thank you very much for this lovely kitty card.

Journal Entry 59 by Nataliec7 at Barry, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, May 27, 2019
Thank you poodlesister. I received Landing the catch at great Yarmouth.

Journal Entry 60 by bamaforever at Clanton, Alabama USA on Monday, July 15, 2019
Thank you poodlesister. I received the herding sheep through Helmsley postcard.

Journal Entry 61 by LvsBtxPtr at Burbank, California USA on Sunday, September 01, 2019
I was the lucky winner of the animal sweeps and didn't pay attention to the code on this card, but what a great idea! Thanks for the lovely card. I received the photo of a horse. Will share soon.

Journal Entry 62 by wingtigergirlnzwing at Napier, Hawkes Bay-Poverty Bay New Zealand on Wednesday, September 25, 2019
For HGG 2019 I received this postcard:
A display of Barratt's confectionery, 1946, John Gay, English Heritage Archive. What can I say? YUM! I wish I wasn't fasting today because this postcard looks good enough to eat...

Journal Entry 63 by wingAbi-Gibbywing at Millbrook, Cornwall United Kingdom on Thursday, October 03, 2019
Recived postcard with old guy driving tractor into a church.

Journal Entry 64 by wingmcsarwing at Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Friday, November 01, 2019
Received this one from Abi-Gibby for my 2019 HGG, this one has a gentleman driving a tractor through the doorway of a church. Lovely. (Just noticed it was the one Abi-Gibby posted just an entry above.)

Journal Entry 65 by tabby-cat-owner at Bellingham, Washington USA on Saturday, November 30, 2019
Thank you for the postcard, "Paddling on the beach at Blackpool, 1946-1955. (I guess the photo was taken sometime during that period.) I will make a release note when I mail this postcard to someone.

Journal Entry 66 by tabby-cat-owner at Bellingham, Washington USA on Thursday, January 02, 2020
I received this postcard from tigergirlnz in a Christmas card with another postcard. It features a display of candy (or confectionary). The black-and-white photo of the candy was taken in 1946.

Released 1 yr ago (1/18/2020 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom


Sending on 'A Thatcher and tools' in a little birthday envelope.

Journal Entry 68 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 29, 2020
I almost missed the BCID on my postcard. What a cool idea!!! I have black and white picture of “A Thatcher and Tools, 1948, Hallam Ashley, English Heritage Archive”.

This arrived in a wonderful card stuffed with goodies for my birthday as part of the 2020 UK Birthday Group. Thanks Nataliec7

Journal Entry 69 by Shahrun at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom on Saturday, March 21, 2020

Released 10 mos ago (3/21/2020 UTC) at Dagenham, Essex United Kingdom


Posting this card off to Canada in a RABCK package to another BookCrosser.

If you have picked up a book from here, You may have noticed there is a little hand written note/sticker inside with a unique number and direction to the BookCrossing website. In a nutshell, BookCrossing allows you the reader to become a part of the Books story. You can track the recorded movements of the book and add an opinion on the story. It’s free and you can do it anonymously. But if you join, you will get notified when the next reader journals it. You wouldn’t believe how far some books go!

Journal Entry 70 by wingherchellewing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Another of my passions, Bookcrossing and Postcrossing! Thank you so much for sharing this travelling card with me, Shahrun, I have a package going out soon so it will continue its journey. Blessing Be!
WOW! I just read all the journal entries for this set of English Heritage postcards! Look at all my dear Bookcrossing friends here, it is like a party! Thank you Poodlesister!
A thatcher and tools, 1948

Journal Entry 71 by wingMankyiwing at Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Saturday, June 13, 2020
Thank you very much, Herchelle, for sending this postcard to me! I miss England very much, and can't wait to go to London once it's safe to travel again!

Journal Entry 72 by kirstykat at Potters Bar, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 26, 2020
This was a RABCK that came through the post about 2 weeks ago when I was feeling very down. I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to the anonymous sender. Stay Safe! 😃

Journal Entry 73 by wingBOOKWORMINUSALLwing at Mesa, Arizona USA on Saturday, October 10, 2020
What a lovely idea to include a BCID on a special Postcard such as one with this image of Skipper Thomas Harris of the Salvation Army (see Photo I scanned into JE on left...more at this link https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/photos/item/AA087003) that arrived in the envelope I received from you as part of Lamilla's 2020 Oppem's Birthday Group, along with a few other surprises...THANK YOU, Poodlesister!!!💖 https://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/10/564914/9584046

Journal Entry 74 by Wilena at Strasbourg, Alsace France on Sunday, November 29, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (11/29/2020 UTC) at Strasbourg, Alsace France


Travelling with a book choosen in the virtual bookbox ! :-)

Journal Entry 75 by carelaisa at Québec, Québec Canada on Thursday, December 03, 2020
love the one I got: A cyclist resting his tandem against a finger post in Essex, in the 1930s.

The cyclist seems to be reading something - a map - maybe...

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